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Service Center Hours Changing Starting December 7; Scout Shop Hours Unchanged

On November 23, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf announced additional mitigation orders designed to curb the spread of COVID-19. These measures include that “unless impossible, all businesses must conduct their operations remotely, through individual teleworking of their employees. Where telework is impossible, employees may conduct in-person business operations, provided that the business fully complies with this...

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Remembering Don Roseth – Former Council Commissioner and Board Member

With great sadness, we pause to remember and salute the life and volunteer Scouting career of Don Roseth, 91, former Council Commissioner and Executive Board member of the Keystone Area Council.  Don passed away on Tuesday, November 23. Don was a strong supporter of the Boy Scouts of America program for over 50 years. He...

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Wishing Everyone a Happy and Healthy Thanksgiving!

The Mechanicsburg and York Service Centers will be closed on Thursday, November 26, and Friday, November 27, in celebration of Thanksgiving. The Mechanicsburg and York Scout Shops will also be closed on Thursday, November 26, and Friday, November 27, but will be open from 10 AM to 2 PM on Saturday, November 28. Both service centers...

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Time to Get Ready for Annual Scouting for Food Drive

The New Birth of Freedom Council is encouraging all Cub Scout Packs, Scouts BSA Troops, Venturing Crews, Sea Scout Ships, Explorer Posts, and STEM Labs to participate in this year’s Scouting for Food and Shelter Drive. This is the single largest service project conducted by our Council....

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Learn More About Camp Tuckahoe Closure to Address Tree Concerns

Interested in learning more about the Executive Board’s decision to close Camp Tuckahoe indefinitely in order to address tree concerns at the camp?  You can participate in a ZOOM webinar on Thursday, October 29 at 6:30 PM.  The presenters that evening will include Dr. David Foster, Professor of Biology and Environmental Science at Messiah University...

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Camp Tuckahoe Closing Indefinitely to Address Tree Concerns

The health and safety of our Scouts, leaders, and Scouting families is always our highest priority.  This focus has been at the forefront as we have sought to navigate the current COVID-19 pandemic safely.  Now, as we’ve been able to resume some Scouting activities, we face a new health and safety challenge – this time...

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Remembering Cathy Vujasin – With Our Thanks and Gratitude

It is with profound sadness that we fondly remember the life and Scouting career of our friend and colleague Cathleen Jo Vujasin, the Council’s Fundraising Administrative Assistant and longest-tenured member of our support staff.  Cathy, 64, passed away at UPMC Pinnacle Community Osteopathic Hospital on Wednesday, September 9. Cathy first started her career with the...

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Welcome Tyler Roman to Our Camping Department

The New Birth of Freedom Council is delighted to welcome our newest staff member, Tyler Roman, as the Administrative Assistant in our Camping Department.   Tyler brings a wealth of Scouting experience to this role, including service as a member of the summer camp staff at Camp Tuckahoe each year since 2014, most recently serving...

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